Building a deck with a composite surface is the perfect way to create an outdoor living space that looks amazing and requires little to no maintenance. With traditional wood decks, be it cedar or pressure treated timber, the wood weathers, and ages fairly rapidly. To prevent this, you must apply oils and stains which help to keep the wood healthy and fresh looking. The process to apply stain to a weathered deck can be costly as there are many steps including cleaning, brightening, and sanding before any stain can even be applied. Over the lifespan of your deck, say 25-35 years, you would do this at least 5 or 6 times so you can imagine how the maintenance costs can start to add up.
Now if we consider using composite or pvc, yes there is a higher upfront cost, but over the course of 50 years (which is the warranty of many of the products that we, at King City Decks install!) those higher costs turn into long term savings.
The installation process of these boards is unique as well. We use a clip-fastening system that ensures there are no visible screws and perfectly straight and equal board spacing. With the different colours and styles of boards available, it is easy to customize your deck with different borders or accents which can add a unique element of style to your project. As for the sides of your deck there are matching boards and specialized fasteners to cover the entire deck frame (unless your deck is elevated in which case click "HERE" to see deck under-siding options).